Dangerous driving occasioning death, is a serious traffic offence and can result in imprisonment. Our experienced traffic lawyers are here to help.
Will I go to jail for Dangerous Drive Occasioning Death?
The maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment. In addition, it is a strictly indictable offence. In other words, the matter will finalise in the District Court before a judge. As a result, full time custody is very likely.
The Court will consider the seriousness of the offence, your criminal record and subjective features when deciding your sentence.
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What do the police have to prove for Dangerous Driving occasioning death?
The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you:
- Were the driver of a vehicle
- That was involved in an accident
- The accident resulted in a death, and
- You were either under the influence of alcohol or a drugs, speeding or driving in a manner dangerous.
Therefore, you will be found not guilty if the prosecution is unable to prove these elements.
However, it’s possible that you could be found guilty of a less serious offence if some elements can be proved. For example, negligent driving occasioning death. In other words, where there was no “dangerous” element to the driving. For this charge, full time jail is less likely.
Will I lose my licence for Dangerous Driving?
Yes, you will lose your licence upon conviction.
The Automatic disqualification period is 3 years. The minimum period is 12 months.
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Our lawyers will work with you to prepare a strong case and we will ensure you are fully informed every step of the way.
Contact us today on 0421 700 497 for a free initial consultation.